Emergency Healthcare

Freestanding Emergency Centers, Part II: Why is Health Insurance Keeping Patients Away?

As we discussed in our previous blog, freestanding emergency centers (FECs) are a convenient option for patients in need of quality emergency care. Unfortunately, insurance companies tend to be unsupportive of these facilities, and they work to actively deter patients from utilizing them when the need arises. In this article, we will discuss the misguided reasons health insurance companies are working so hard to keep patients away from FECs, learn how these actions harm patients, and present a possible solution to the problems created by insurance companies’ lack of support for these independent emergency care centers.